SYDNEY — An Australian researcher is using inexpensive drones to discover why the health of whales, off the coast of Australia, is deteriorating
Griffith University researcher Dr Jan-Olaf Meynecke told Mashable collecting bacteria, and at a later stage, DNA from viruses, will help to establish a baseline understanding of respiratory infections in the humpback whales.
“Similar to humans whales can get a flu or cold. They are signs of a weak immune system and can tell us a great story about whale health,” he said.
The using of drones for the study has allowed for the capturing of some amazing footage of the humpback breathing. Read more…
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